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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Tue 25 May 2021 12:05 - 12:25 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.2.3. Developers: General Issues Chair(s): Oscar Pastor
Wed 26 May 2021 00:05 - 00:25 at Blended Sessions Room 3 - 1.2.3. Developers: General Issues

Recruiting professional programmers in sufficient numbers for research studies can be challenging because they often cannot spare the time, or due to their geographical distribution and potentially the cost involved. Online platforms such as Clickworker or Qualtrics do provide options to recruit participants with programming experience; however, misunderstandings and fraud can be an issue. This can result in participants without programming experience taking part in studies and surveys. If these participants are not detected, they can cause detrimental noise in the survey data. In this paper, we develop screener questions that are easy and quick to answer for people with programming experience but difficult to answer correctly for those without. In order to evaluate our questionnaire for efficacy and efficiency, we recruited several batches of participants with and without programming experience and tested the questions. In our batch 42% of Clickworkers stating that they have programming skills did not meet our criteria and we would recommend filtering these from studies. We also evaluated the questions in an adversarial setting. We conclude with a set of recommended questions which researchers can use to recruit participants with programming experience from online platforms.

Conference Day
Tue 25 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

12:05 - 13:15
1.2.3. Developers: General IssuesSEIS - Software Engineering in Society / Technical Track at Blended Sessions Room 3 +12h
Chair(s): Oscar PastorUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia
12:05
20m
Paper
Do you really code? Designing and Evaluating Screening Questions for Online Surveys with ProgrammersTechnical Track
Technical Track
Anastasia DanilovaUniversity of Bonn, Alena NaiakshinaUniversity of Bonn, Stefan HorstmannUniversity of Bonn, Matthew SmithUniversity of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
Pre-print Media Attached
12:25
20m
Paper
How Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from a Natural Experiment on GitHubTechnical Track
Technical Track
Lukas MoldonRWTH Aachen University, Markus StrohmaierRWTH Aachen University & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Johannes WachsVienna University of Economics and Business & Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Pre-print Media Attached
12:45
15m
Paper
Exploring the Role of Creativity in Software EngineeringSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Wouter GroeneveldKU Leuven, Laurens LuytenKU Leuven, Joost VennekensKU Leuven, Kris AertsKU Leuven
Pre-print Media Attached
13:00
15m
Paper
Résumé-Driven Development: A Definition and Empirical CharacterizationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Jonas FritzschUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Marvin WyrichUniversity of Stuttgart, Justus BognerUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering Group, Stefan WagnerUniversity of Stuttgart
Pre-print Media Attached

Conference Day
Wed 26 May

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

00:05 - 01:15
00:05
20m
Paper
Do you really code? Designing and Evaluating Screening Questions for Online Surveys with ProgrammersTechnical Track
Technical Track
Anastasia DanilovaUniversity of Bonn, Alena NaiakshinaUniversity of Bonn, Stefan HorstmannUniversity of Bonn, Matthew SmithUniversity of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
Pre-print Media Attached
00:25
20m
Paper
How Gamification Affects Software Developers: Cautionary Evidence from a Natural Experiment on GitHubTechnical Track
Technical Track
Lukas MoldonRWTH Aachen University, Markus StrohmaierRWTH Aachen University & GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Johannes WachsVienna University of Economics and Business & Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Pre-print Media Attached
00:45
15m
Paper
Exploring the Role of Creativity in Software EngineeringSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Wouter GroeneveldKU Leuven, Laurens LuytenKU Leuven, Joost VennekensKU Leuven, Kris AertsKU Leuven
Pre-print Media Attached
01:00
15m
Paper
Résumé-Driven Development: A Definition and Empirical CharacterizationSEIS
SEIS - Software Engineering in Society
Jonas FritzschUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Marvin WyrichUniversity of Stuttgart, Justus BognerUniversity of Stuttgart, Institute of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering Group, Stefan WagnerUniversity of Stuttgart
Pre-print Media Attached